NUTLEY, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche announced today that Janet Hammond, MD, Ph.D., has joined the company as Vice President, Translational Medicine – Virology in Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development (pRED). In her new role, Janet will report to Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., Discovery and Translational Area (DTA) Head for Inflammation and Virology, and Chief Scientific Officer at Nutley, and be responsible for driving strategy and implementation of early clinical development for the Virology DTA.
Prior to Roche, Janet served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior VP of Global Medical Affairs at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International where she was responsible for medical affairs and pharmacovigilence activities worldwide. As Chair of the Global Safety Board, Janet was also responsible for ensuring patient, clinical trial and product safety. Other industry positions include: Bristol-Myers Squibb, where as Group Director, Global Clinical Research, Virology and Infections Diseases, she was medical lead for the Early Clinical research team for HIV Early Development and Virology Life Cycle management; and GlaxoSmithKline, where she served as Head of Clinical Drug Discovery Virology, responsible for developing a new department as well as medical strategy, IND submissions and clinical development of small molecules and vaccines.
"Janet's background and experience will be a great addition to our efforts to drive Translational Medicine as well as Virology within Roche as we continue our quest to find new and more effective approaches to drug development, ultimately providing better options for patients," said Jacques Banchereau.
"I am delighted to be joining Roche. The company is on the cutting edge of research in the areas of virology and translational medicine, and I am very excited to be able to be part of an impressive team of people who are striving to develop new approaches for the treatment of patients with infectious dis
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